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Saturday, December 7, 2019

    Island Princess

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    Island Princess
    Island Princess

    Island Princess (Princess Cruises)

    Overview

    Island Princess is one of only two ships in the entire Princess Cruises’ fleet that is built to Panamax-specifications, this means she can sail through the Panama Canal (note: Since June 2016 the Panama Canal expansion has opened, allowing much larger ships to use this route)

    The ship sails several roundtrip cruises to Alaska from Vancouver in the Summer. In the winter she sails from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles via the Panama Canal (15 days) and the same in reverse for those wishing to travel the opposite way (usually passing her sister ship, Coral Princess)

    The ship offers many facilities found on Princess Cruises’ other ships including the delightful Movies Under the Stars – spend the night watching a movie, concert or sporting event outdoors in plush lounge chairs with a snacks and drinks service!

    Trivia

    In 2015, Island Princess made her first trip to Europe and sailed to Barcelona and Venice, performing roundtrip East Mediterranean cruises for the first time.

    Ship info

    Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
    Status:In service
    Ship size:Mid-size ship
    Ship class:Coral
    Sister ships:
    Passengers:2,214
    Staterooms:987
    Total crew:900
    Ship length:294.0 m
    Ship beam:32.0 m
    Ship draft:8.2 m
    Tonnage:92,000
    No. of decks:11
    Elevators:14
    Service speed:22.0 knots
    Onboard currency:US Dollar
    Registry port:Hamilton (Bermuda)
    IMO number:9230402
    Call sign:ZCDG4
     

    Build details

    Shipyard:
    Build date:2001
    Build cost:$360 million USD
    Entered service:June 2003